Stella was found on a rubbish pile barely alive.
When help returned she was alone, dazed and confused on a busy road. She was taken to the vet. She was suffering a mountain of issues. She was anaemic but her internal functions were good. She ate very well. She was scared of people (understandably) and had a smashed (literally squished) paw from a road accident.
“Standing alone on the street.”
Can you imagine the pain she experienced?
The screams she would have howled?
Yet no one did anything.
We held out hope that our sweet Stella would make it. But we were hit with more sad news. We discovered she had a rock stuck in her colon.
How? Most probably from eating rocks as her only source of food whilst living on the street. Despite the risk of surgery and possibly losing her on the operating table, we decided to push on and you all agreed. This girl deserved a chance at a better life.
But then more bad news was delivered.
From further X-rays we were told Stella had a severe permanent, non-operational, spinal injury. An injury that would leave her incontinent for life, and possibly completely disabled.
Stella was in pain. She had a smashed paw, a rock in her colon which was hugely risky to operate on due to her weak condition plus a spinal injury that was irreparable.
For 24 hours we had hoped and prayed there would be something we could do for her. We were messaging each other and the vets trying to brainstorm a miracle solution. But there wasn’t one. The kindest and most humane thing to do was to let her have her delicious goats milk that she loved, relax in our arms, be held by the ones that loved her and let her sleep forever.
Run free sweet girl. You will no longer have pain and we hope you return in an abled body and be loved in a home that will cherish your every moment.
Thank you to everyone that was touched by her story and donated to her medical bill. With your support we could give her the kindest days of her life.
Stella was cremated and her ashes were set free in the ocean so her spirit will live on and continue to guide us.
RIP Sweet Angel.